Pam Grier is known for her roles in The Big Bird Cage, Foxy Brown, Coffy, and other blaxploitation films specifically about violence against women.
Her longest running series was The L Word which started in 2004.
She received an Emmy nomination for her work in the animated program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.
Expecting people to turn down work during a time when it was pretty much the only work available to them is demonstrating a severe lack of perspective.
Since the early 2000s, her acting roles in films were few and far between.
Tarantino said that she may have been cinema's first female action star.
In January 2018, Grier revealed a biopic based on her book is in the works titled, Pam.
Grier received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2011.